21 May 2021

The Royal College of Pathologists is proud to be an organisation with members in the UK and all around the world. Many pathology specialties have been, and still are, on the Government’s shortage occupation list. As a result, many of our members have come from other countries to work in pathology in the UK. Pathology departments rely on these highly qualified doctors and scientists. The UK’s departure from the EU does not change this.

However, where appropriate, members are encouraged to apply for the appropriate process through the EU Settlement Scheme. The deadline for applying is Wednesday 30 June 2021.

More information can be found from the UK government website.

If you receive a letter regarding your status which you believe to be incorrect, a telephone helpline is available 0300 123 7379.

Doctors and scientists (including pathologists) were added to the shortage occupation list and are eligible for a Skilled Worker visa.